Casper Van Dien
Casper Van Dien's Biography Casper grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey on Van Dien Avenue (Named after his great great Grandfather). When he and his family moved to Florida he enrolled into the military school Admiral Farragut Academy where he graduated 3rd in command. Later he attended Florida State University. He then moved to LA to pursue an acting career where he found success in many different series and television movies. His breakthrough role was as the lead in Paul Verhoven's masterpiece "Starship Troopers. Sony / Touchstone Pictures "Starship Troopers" was one of the most talked about films of 1997 and has a huge cult following. It was filmed mainly in Casper Wyoming. He was also in Tim Burton's critically acclaimed film "Sleepy Hollow", which is based on the classic Washington Irving story of Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) and the headless Horsemen (Christopher Walken). In this film by Paramount Pictures, Casper Stars as Brom von Brunt, a suitor of Katrina van Tassel (Christina Ricci). In real life the Van Dien's are cousins to the van Tassels. Van Dien starred as 'Lord of the Jungle' in the Warner Bros. Film "Tarzan and the Lost City". Other films credits include "Big Spender" with Graham Green, "James Dean: Live Fast Die Young" with Robert Mitchum and the surprise hit "The Omega Code" with his wife Catherine Oxenberg.